How to Set Your iPhone Apps to Update Automatically

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When you enable automatic updates for your apps, the iPhone will update all your apps at once instead of requiring you to manually update each app individually. To enable automatic updates for all your apps, open Settings and enable Updates inside the Automatic Downloads menu. Let's learn how to save time by setting all your iPhone apps to update automatically. 

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How to Turn On Automatic App Updates on Your iPhone

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Now tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu.


     
  3. Scroll down and choose iTunes & App Store.
  4. Toggle on Updates under the Automatic Downloads section. 

Now that you've turned on automatic downloads, your iPhone apps will automatically update whenever an update is released. 

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.